The room installation consists of several paper webs or pieces of paper. These are partially coated with paint or varnish, then folded, crumpled and wrung to the limit of resilience. Injuries in the form of tears, holes or flaking paint can occur in the process, but these are accepted. The processed paper webs hang down from several rods that are attached on site. They swing in the air or spill out onto the floor. Both the force of the process, the tearing, crumpling and crinkling, and the delicacy, the light swinging of the thin papers are to be made tangible. The traces of previous actions, can be seen and felt. The colors and varnishes used, mostly pastel tones, also reinforce the delicacy of the material, but are also in contradiction to the sometimes strong interventions that have been made.
©Jutta Steudle - Photo Dietrich Bechtel
Jutta Steudle was born in Stuttgart in 1972, lives and works in Mannheim. She studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. After her studies, various participations in exhibitions and solo exhibitions followed. During the last years she exhibited in Mannheim at Port25 - Raum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Kunstverein Boeblingen and Betriebswerk Heidelberg, among others. In 2020 she was part of the exhibition Papier skulptural at the Verein fuer aktuelle Kunst in Oberhausen. In 2022 she was a fellow of the Kunstfonds Bonn as part of Neustart Kultur.